Chin Aumentation (Genioplasty)  by Dr. Majid Nadaf Kermani

Chin Aumentation (Genioplasty) by Dr. Majid Nadaf Kermani

Dr. Majid Nadaf Kermani

Dr. Majid Nadaf Kermani
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Brief info about Dr. Majid Nadaf Kermani :

Dr. Majid Nadaf Kermani is subspecialty in plastic surgery with many years of experiences. He has accepted experience in all fields of plastic surgery by performing various surgeries in the fields of face, breast and slimming surgeries.

How this Procedure is Done

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty) in Iran

During the last decade, Iran has become one of the most popular medical destinations in the world. Citizens of other countries prefer traveling to Iran to achieve their desired results. Up to 200,000 plastic operations are performed successfully in Iran every year.

By the way, chin augmentation is a fairly complex surgery that should be conducted by experienced surgeons with extensive knowledge. Before undergoing this operation, you should consult with a specialist to help you make a rational decision. In this case, you will have the opportunity to express your expectations and goals as well. To go through this critical stage, you must look for an expert who understands your concerns and can propose a satisfactory solution. You can make sure that Iranian experts will inform you of the whole process and determine the technique which best suits your needs. They are well-known and the procedure results are satisfactory all the time because they have extensive knowledge and invaluable experience specially in this field.

In addition, if you decide to have these surgeries in Iran’s modern clinics, you will be offered the most specialized services with a low cost. Therefore, you can save a considerable amount of money while traveling to this beautiful country for improving your appearance.


Genioplasty Cost in Iran

These days, Iran is attracting patients from all over the world for both medical and cosmetic surgeries because of low cost of operations and experienced specialists.

The cost of your chin augmentation highly depends on the kind of surgery you need. Chin implant in Iran typically costs from around $1,500 to $3,000. Osseous genioplasty or chin enhancement with bone surgery costs higher, from $4,000 to $5,000 since it is a complicated procedure.

Additionally, if you intend to undergo chin augmentation with dermal filler or fat transfer in Iran, the cost will be approximately between $500 to $700.

In general, the cost of genioplasty in Iran is around two times lower than the cost you have to pay in other countries. For example, getting a chin implant in the U.S or UK costs about $3,000 to $6,000. This price will definitely increase to $7,000 and even more if the chin enhancement surgery is conducted through osseous genioplasty.

It’s important to note that the cost includes doctor visit, clinic, anesthesia, post-op recovery, follow-up, etc. Undoubtedly, it may vary based on the specialist’s reputation and level of expertise, the complexity of the procedure, and similar issues.


Chin Augmentation Reduction

Plastic surgery and other procedures can mostly be conducted on the lower jaw line and chin area to enhance proportions of the face and increase the candidate’s self-confidence. These types of operations are better to be carried out by board-certified plastic surgeons to improve the harmony of your facial features and the chin, jaw, cheek, and forehead balance.

In some cases, the bone from the jaw itself can be moved forward in a surgery which is called a mentoplasty or genioplasty. Moreover, shaped silicone implants are sometimes used to give more projection to the chin. However, if you are annoyed by your overly projected chin, specialists can remove the bone to make your chin look better. At the same time, some experts prefer making some modifications to the upper and lower jaw to improve chewing dynamics and how the teeth fit together. Undoubtedly, depending on your expectations and needs, these surgeries can range from simple to complex.

Majority of plastic surgeons usually recommend chin surgery or procedures to a patient who has had a rhinoplasty since it can be highly beneficial in achieving better facial proportions. The major reason is that the size of the chin can magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose.

In addition, with recent advancements in science and technology, plastic surgeons might suggest off-label use of FDA approved gel filler material as an effective alternative for providing augmentation of the chin area that lasts for a shorter period of time.


Types of Genioplasty Procedures

There are two major kinds of genioplasty, namely sliding genioplasty and chin implants.

Sliding genioplasty: In a sliding genioplasty, surgeons usually use a saw to cut the chin bone away from the rest of the jaw and move it in order to correct a chin deficiency. This procedure is also known as osseous genioplasty.

This type of genioplasty is highly recommended for patients who suffer from severe retrogenia, or those individuals whose chin is too far back in relation to the rest of their face. Moreover, this operation plays a significant role in correcting chins that are pushed too far forward or are too long.


Chin implants: Chin implants are mostly used to reshape, enlarge, or push forward the appearance of the chin. These goals can be achieved via surgery or injection depending on your goal and the severity of the problem.

In a surgical chin augmentation, specialists implant a plastic material into the chin and adhere it to the bone. Alloplastic implants (those made from synthetic materials) are the most common type of implants.

On the other hand, nonsurgical chin augmentation involves using needles to inject fillers, such as body fat, to improve the appearance of the chin.




Genioplasty Before and After

When consulting with a specialist, it’s better to check out before and after pictures to ensure that s/he can help you obtain your favorable results. To facilitate this process for you, before and after photos of genioplasty conducted by experienced surgeons have been provided in our website..


Who Can Benefit From Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty)?

Chin augmentation is an effective solution for individuals who:

  • Are in good overall health without serious health-related issues
  • Have realistic expectations and goals from the operation
  • Have an abnormally large or long chin
  • Are at least twenty years old since for obtaining favorable results, their chin should have reached developmental maturity


It’s significant to note that chin augmentation is not carried out at all for those who are not physically mature yet or suffer from periodontal disease.


Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty) Procedure

This surgery which takes roughly about one to three hours is usually performed in a hospital or an office operating room. Many doctors prefer general anesthesia for their patients.

Sliding genioplasty surgery: In the very beginning, your doctor pulls down your lower lip and cuts on the gum of the lower lip below your bottom teeth to separate the soft tissue from the chin bone. Your surgeon will then use a saw to cut a small vertical line in the chin for reference. In this case, the bone will stay straight when it’s moved forward or backward. Next, the doctor makes a horizontal cut along the chin bone. If you want your chin to move backward or become smaller, a wedge of bone will be cut as well. However, for making your chin move forward, surgeons will create a “step” in the bone which will be more noticeable in women compared to men because of lack of facial hair. If you intend to have a longer chin, the procedure will be different. Surgeons will reattach the bone with a gap between the rest of the jaw and the chin. Bone will grow back as time passes and fills this gap. At the end, the incision will be closed by some sutures. Your surgeon puts compression tape on your chin to protect the area.


Chin implant surgery: In this procedure, your surgeon will either cut inside your mouth or under your chin. Before the operation, your doctor will have sculpted the implant to the right size and shape so it’s ready to be inserted. When the material is implanted, the doctor closes the incision using several stitches.

If you desire to have a nonsurgical implant, dermal fillers or some of your own fat will be injected to your chin.

In some cases, genioplasty might be carried out along with other surgeries such as liposuction of the neck, rhinoplasty, a neck lift or laser skin resurfacing to help you achieve your favorable results.


Chin Augmentation Recovery

Most patients will have to stay in hospital for one night after the operation. Your surgeon will instruct you to take some oral antibiotics for two days. After four to five days, wound dressings and compression tape can be removed. Then, you can do your daily routine activities and go back to work. Fortunately, oral stitches are absorbable. Therefore, you won’t have to go to hospital again to get them removed. Swelling, redness, and bruising are probable complications which will fade away after a couple of weeks. In addition, they can be easily controlled with pain medication or cold compresses. You can begin eating normally as soon as you feel ready. A liquid or soft-food diet is mostly recommended after the operation. You must rinse your mouth with water following every meal. Exercising is also forbidden for at least ten days. It’s important to note that even if you have surgical implants placed in your chin, you still need to follow the instructions carefully since the tissue needs time to adhere to the implant.


Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty) Results

As swelling fades away, you can see the result of your operation and enjoy your new appearance. Sometimes, it can take about three to six months for the final results of chin augmentation to become fully apparent. Moreover, you need to be patient since the initial part of healing process may include discoloration, numbness or discomfort as well. In some cases, bruising might take several months to disappear depending on your body condition. Moreover, facial movements may be restricted for a while.

Luckily, the final results of chin augmentation and surgical implants are long-lasting. Nevertheless, a significant point must be indicated. Despite the fact that all patients expect to achieve their desirable results from the surgery, there is no guarantee. In some situations, a single procedure cannot help you meet your needs and other operations might be necessary.

Chin Augmentation (Genioplasty) Pre-Operative Considerations
During your consultation, you should talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon with good before-and-after photos about your goals and expectations, medical conditions such as drug allergies, and current medications like vitamins or herbal supplements you use. Prior preparation is an important step in this process. Then, your surgeon will: • Review your medical history • Ask you about previous surgeries • Evaluate your overall health • Examine your face • Order some lab tests • Give nutritional counseling • Take photos for your medical record • Ask you to stop smoking since tobacco will slow both recovery and healing process. • Ask you to avoid taking some medications like aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements for a while before and after the operation since they can increase bleeding and bruising • Discuss the available options • Recommend a course of treatment • Discuss likely outcomes and potential complications

When the healing process is completed, a chin implant will remain in position. However, in the early weeks after the operation, it may move a little. In this case, you will have to undergo another operation so that your doctor can put it back into position.

The chin can set up balances in the face and neck. Individuals with weak chins do not look healthy, fit, and attractive. A strong chin can boost your self-confidence by improving your appearance. 

Majority of patients are satisfied with their chin implant and do not want it to be removed. Nevertheless, there are some individuals who may not have needed such implants at all. Therefore, they might ask their doctor to remove them after a while. Removing a chin implant is a short process which will be completed without any problem. 

Yes. While some of them wrap widely around the jaw bone, others may be narrow and only project at the very front. They can be either tall or thin, augmenting only along a narrow area. In addition, they can have a pointy shape or a square shape.

There are some different types of alloplastics used for implants, namely silicone, teflon, and medpore which is newer and more popular compared to the other ones because it has “pores” in the plastic. These “pores” allow for the tissue to adhere to the implant rather than around it. 

Before performing this operation, a professional medical team will talk to you about the medications you take. In some situations, you may have to stop some of them for a week prior to surgery. Most vitamins and herbal supplements have some side effects; they may cause bleeding during the operation. Your doctor will provide you with a list of medications that must be avoided before and after the surgery.

Before the surgery, your doctor will use 3D imaging software to ensure that the roots of your lower teeth or mental nerve will not be damaged through the procedure. Afterwards, the best course of action will be determined considering your overall condition and goals.

There are various ways to perform this surgery:
• Advancement, or moving the chin forward
• Pushback, or moving the chin backward
• Side-to-side, which can help with asymmetrical chins
• Vertical changes, such as making the chin longer or shorter


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